Women In Business Archives

Study: Women Owners Have Better Work-Life Balance

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With October designated by the Small Business Association as Women in Small Business Month, BMO Harris Bank today issued the results of a survey that found 40 percent of female small business owners say they have a good work/life balance, compared to 29 percent of male owners. The survey of 580 U.S. small business owners… Read More →

Ladies fight: Women face higher risk for Alzheimer’s

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Every 67 seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. It is no longer considered another ailment of getting older, but rather an epidemic because of the staggering increase in Alzheimer’s diagnoses, particularly among women. Statistics show that one in eight women will be diagnosed with the disease. With Baby Boomers aging, this number is estimated… Read More →

Cathy Kurth: Check your hearing before it’s too late

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Dr. Cathy Kurth is the founder of the Audiology & Hearing Aid Center.

Dr. Cathy Kurth fell into the field of audiology by accident and founded the Audiology & Hearing Aid Center 30 years ago and now has three locations in Scottsdale. Audiology & Hearing Aid Center is a full-service hearing care clinic that offers hearing evaluations, hearing aid sales, service and accessories, hearing protection and earwax management.… Read More →

First job: Miller Russell Christina Burroughs

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As managing partner at Miller Russell Associates, a leading Phoenix-based investment and wealth management advisor, Christina Burroughs works with client families on investment planning, strategic multi-generational planning, and philanthropy. But her work life wasn’t always so sophisticated. Az Business: What was your first job?  Christina Burroughs: At 14, I was eager to work and was eligible for… Read More →

Washington Federal Promotes Paris Davis

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Washington Federal has promoted Paris Davis to Northwest Arizona Retail Banking Division Manager, Vice President, announced Mike Brown, Washington Federal’s Arizona Regional President. In her new role, Davis will be responsible for managing all branch activity and growth within the Company’s northwest Arizona footprint, including Phoenix, Sun City, Sun City West, Glendale, Goodyear, Prescott Valley,… Read More →

How Does ‘Vaping’ Fit Into Workplace Smoking Bans?

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In 2006, Arizonans made their voices heard by passing the Smoke-Free Act, which prohibits smoking tobacco products in places of employment, but where do electronic cigarettes and “vaping” — the act of inhaling water vapor through a personal vaporizer or electronic cigarette — fit into the equation? In the past 8 years e-cigarettes have become… Read More →

G&K’s Antonuccio Elected to Phoenix Day’s Board

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The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced that associate Laura E. Antonuccio has been elected to serve on the board of directors for Phoenix Day. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in November 2015, Phoenix Day is the oldest, continuously operating early childhood education and youth development center in Arizona. It provides affordable education and childcare… Read More →

Swadish named Biltmore’s PR and marketing manager

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The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort has appointed Samantha Swadish to the position of public relations and marketing manager, announced General Manager Sheila Foley. “With her years of experience at a sister Waldorf Astoria resort, she brings the in-depth, insider knowledge and experience to step right in and begin successfully guiding our extensive marketing,… Read More →

SagePoint Financial builds recruiting team

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Phoenix-based SagePoint Financial, Inc., one of the leading independent broker-dealers in the nation, has named Genevieve Hodges-Sisco, Senior Vice-President of Recruiting. She will focus on recruiting individual financial advisors and groups to the broker-dealer. Additionally, Nathan Akers has been named Vice-President, Recruiting, assisting Hodges-Sisco in the firm’s recruiting activities. “We are committed to recruiting talented… Read More →

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite adds Gargiulo

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Ryley Carlock & Applewhite announced that Judith K. Gargiulo has joined the firm’s Phoenix office. Gargiulo’s knowledge and experience enhances Ryley Carlock & Applewhite’s Corporate practice. Gargiulo often serves as outside general counsel and as the primary contact for her clients to help with their ongoing legal and business needs. In good times, she assists… Read More →

Stevens joins Burch & Cracchiolo

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The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A., announced that Ann Marie Stevens has joined the firm as an Associate. Stevens joins Burch & Cracchiolo after serving as a law clerk for the Honorable Kent E. Cattani of the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One. Stevens will focus her practice on commercial litigation, labor and… Read More →

Scottsdale-based Massage Envy expands leadership team

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Massage Envy Spa, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, announced today it has added seven new executives to the company’s leadership team, including Debbie Gonzalez as Massage Envy Spa’s new chief brand officer. Gonzalez is responsible for leading the development and execution of the Massage Envy Spa… Read More →

Mercury winning on court, in boardroom

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The Mercury, behind the record-setting defense of Brittney Griner and offense of Diana Taurasi and Candace DuPree, soared past the Chicago Sky 83-62 on Sunday in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. The Mercury will try to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series when they host Chicago Tuesday night at 6 p.m. at… Read More →

Fresh Start teams up with ReAwaken

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Two of the Valley’s foremost organizations serving women—Fresh Start Women’s Foundation and ReAwaken—are joining forces in a collaborative effort to impact more women, from all levels, as they pursue their personal and professional goals and growth. “We are thrilled to partner with ReAwaken,” said Susan Berman, CEO of Fresh Start Women’s Foundation. “Their vision to… Read More →